28th February 2019

While offering Northern Ireland a differentiated deal to keep them in the EU Single Market, the UK government has ignored the will of Scotland – which voted remain – by dragging us out of the Single Market despite it being possible to keep us in.

The Scottish Government published detailed proposals, but these have fallen on deaf ears. While Scotland stays in the UK, we will be constantly subject to Tory governments who repeatedly put Scotland last. It is their sheer disdain for the will of Scotland and lack of interest in our economy that drives them to ride roughshod over us.

The Minister failed to answer the question. The UK government knows fine well that Scotland can remain in the Single Market while the UK as a whole leaves the EU. But the UK government wouldn’t want to admit it.